I have a 72 Chevelle and it will fire on the let off of the key but won't start, acts like it doesn't get enough gas but when you pump it a few times it then acts like it is flooded.

Asked by Apr 03, 2016 at 02:18 PM about the 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It has a Carter Carb on it.  Wondered if something is wired wrong because of it firing when you let off the key.

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That sounds like there is no spark when in the crank position on the key, could wiring, could be the ignition switch.

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